Romanian National Involved in Credit Card Skimming Scheme Sentenced

One of two Romanian nationals involved in a credit card
skimming case in the Fond du Lac area has been sentenced to prison. Judge
Robert Wirtz sentenced Catalin A. Capanu Friday to six years in prison and six
years of extended supervision for his role in the scheme.

Capanu and Mihai-Alexandru Preda were arrested in June of
2018 after suspicious activity was reported at an ATM in Fond du Lac. 137
cloned credit cards and $7.500 in cash were found in the vehicle with the two
men. Capanu was convicted of six Class H felonies, including Wire Fraud and
Theft from a Financial Institution. The court ordered Capanu must pay over 20-thousand
dollars in restitution. Preda, meanwhile, pleaded guilty in September to three
counts of wire fraud of a financial institution and three counts of theft from
a financial institution. A sentencing hearing for Preda is scheduled for
December 2nd.